This will probably come as a great shock to all of you, but in my opinion the number one Independence Day celebration in the country is in Boston. I have only attended one time, but that’s enough to cross it off my bucket list. I’d love to take the kids sometime when they’re older.
After an entire day in the sun, everyone’s brains were a little fried, so by the time Keith Lockhart wrapped up the 1812 Overture (with real cannons over the Charles River — yea, and verily the same river that was there for the first battles of the Revolution!) and the first strains of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” echoed over the Esplanade, the entire crowd went ballistic.
Here’s a taste:
It’s probably the best day of the year for piccolo players.